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What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:19 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:21 pm
I’m afraid that the seat on the Vincent is beyond help..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6caQmC9wSVpz5jeD7
They could put some big wings and a butt cup in there, they are experts at that. Add a sissy bar, extended forks, and you'd be well on your way...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:26 pm

I’d be well on my way to creating something that would cause the rivet counters and detail nazi’s in the Vincent Owners Club to collectively puke up their Pimms..( might be fun to watch tho..)
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Post by tominca » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:13 pm

I finally changed the oil and noticed the bike still has lots of bug splats all over. I did not wash them off.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by John d » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:15 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:21 pm
I’m afraid that the seat on the Vincent is beyond help..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6caQmC9wSVpz5jeD7
It all looks stock to me but the Akront. Very nice!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:33 pm

John d wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:15 pm
CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:21 pm
I’m afraid that the seat on the Vincent is beyond help..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6caQmC9wSVpz5jeD7
It all looks stock to me but the Akront. Very nice!
You have sharp eyes!...That pic is a few years old, the bike now has tls front brakes, in addition to an Alton generator and an additional centre stand.
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Post by CollingsBob » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:46 pm

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:17 am

I rode it to work...
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:29 am

Same as Joe......
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Post by NTXFJR » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:34 am

You guys are so predictable... ;)
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:23 am

We prefer the term consistent...... :D
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Post by Hppants » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:00 am

BC - you sir are NOTHING if not consistent.... JSNS
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Post by BkerChuck » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:59 am

Rode it to work since I can't seem to hit the lottery.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:21 am

Yep...rode it to work again. I've ridden it every day this year... :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:16 pm

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Rode it to work since I can't seem to hit the lottery.
So ... if you win the lottery you'll be riding your new Super Ultra Glide to work? 8-)
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Post by BkerChuck » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:19 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:16 pm
BkerChuck wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:59 am
Rode it to work since I can't seem to hit the lottery.
So ... if you win the lottery you'll be riding your new Super Ultra Glide to work? 8-)
No, but I will ride my brand new FJR1300ES with custom paint and fully farkled down to meet you for your lunch break. I'll even buy lunch! :stickpoke:
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Post by bill lumberg » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm

I'm actually going to wash mine today. First time in over a month. It has so much filth and grime built up from weeks of wet riding, it actually weighs more.
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Post by FJRPittsburgh » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:47 pm

While Bill Lumberg was washing his bike. Trevor and I were out getting ours dirty. We met up with a guy from my work and rode 115 miles over some country twisties . 45 degrees and sunny here South of Pittsburgh. Very pleasant riding conditions. Steve from work was on an Aprilia Capo. After the ride, he said he was very tired because he doesn't normally ride that long. I guess we need to break him in.

Trevor and I rode half of the ride on the FJR and the other half on the Tracer GT. Nice day of riding for the first week of January.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:23 pm

I got out to ride today since I'm gonna miss the ride tomorrow. It's not often you get 60degree forecasts in January, so you get out there. I was smelling what Duane was cooking, so I wanted to take 178/215 up to Trust and Hot Springs, then head east to 80 back south.

All was good as I left at a lazy 9:45 departure, heading west and north to 178/11 at about 55F. It took me awhile to familiarize myself once again with my FJR. It had been awhile, and when I tried starting it, I screwed the pooch and didn't give it enough gas and it caught then coughed. Evidently, the battery was down a little bit. WOT a few times and it caught. It's amazing how quickly rust forms on your mental processes, when you've been away from riding a few weeks. Took awhile to get reacquainted, but sometime during the ride I wasn't thinking about it anymore, but just riding. Even took awhile for a familiar road to become familiar again.

I headed up 178/215...and had to relearn it. The day was sunny, roads were in the process of becoming dry from 2 days of rain on top of earlier days of rain. But the sunny patches were drying out. It was 50F as I headed north of 64, 42F at the top near the BRP...as I start to see snow on the grass and icy patches ON the road on the north side of the BRP. I quickly turned around as I was by myself with no one to assist me out of a ditch, if it came to that. I enjoyed the view, and turned off the GPS route and made for East Fork Rd to 276 SB. The river/creek along East Fork Rd was swollen and the whitewater was beautiful in the glint of sunlight. As I ambled along I enjoyed the views and passed a few fishermen. As I headed south on 276 I was grateful for leafless trees to see through the curves for oncoming traffic. Since my 310 mile route was a bust, I headed east on 414 to 14 to 176 up the hill to Saluda. I love that set of curves, passing lanes included. I finished off the day with Saluda Rd, Old 25, Chinquapin Rd, and Tigerville Road.

The ride was just awesome!

I got home to find that the 190 mile ride in 4 hours was just enough to finish off this PR2 Rear that scrubbed roads in SC, NC, TN, KY, IL, MO, AR, MS, AL, and GA. It's done it's job.

Tomorrow, I'll pry on a takeoff and wash the crud off the bike...Hoping for another riding day soon.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:49 pm

Took it out for a little ride, since it was sunny and 45 degrees.
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Post by Hppants » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:50 pm

I’ve been playing on he bike. 360 miles yesterday, 250 today. Home tomorrow. Ride report to follow. Life is good. Stay thirsty, my friends.
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